Electric Bicycles Make Pedaling an Option

The ElecTrec is an 8-speed, full-suspension mountain bike with 26-inch wheels. Its battery takes three to four hours to fully charge.

Published: 31-May-2007

If you're looking for a practical way to spend less money on gas, Andrew Koblick has a suggestion.

Try his electric bicycle.

The ElecTrec electric bike gets 15 to 20 miles per charge, and its 600-watt motor provides that extra boost if you don't want to pedal.


GM, which donated the now missing EV1 to the National Museum of American History, happens to be one of the Smithsonian Institution's biggest contributors, which seems a strange coincidence on the EVe of "Who Killed the Electric Car?".

Tesla Motors, a four-year-old Silicon Valley start-up, has raised $60 million and spent $25 million developing a two- seat Roadster that will sell for between $85,000 and $100,000.

There are so few green 'stars' at the British International Motor Show this year because there doesn't seem to be that much demand for them. Pictured is Axiam microcar similar to electric version debuted in London this week, along with Smart EV.


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